The 8th graders, in fourth period reading, read the book Four Perfect Pebbles. This is a memoir written by Marion Blumenthal Lazan and Lila Perl. The book is about Marion's life and how she survived living in Westerbork, Bergen-Belson, being on the Death Train, finally getting liberated, and her life after. Once they completed the book, the students wrote letters to Marion, which were sent to her through email. After receiving the letters, Marion took the time to email a response where she answered each question the students asked her. They will also get the opportunity to watch her speak (virtually) at the beginning of April. This is a great opportunity since Marion is among the few living survivors of the Holocaust.
If you've ever been in the high school weight room, you know it can get messy with all of the accessories in there. Mr. Miller's Intro to Engineering students made these hanging racks to help keep things neat and tidy. These look awesome!
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Miss Hermsen's Anatomy students are checking out tissues under microscopes today!
Mr. Wimmer's Greenhouse Management class has been growing succulents. They have planted the succulents in pots made by Mrs. Dirksen's Ceramics class. These, along with many other plants, will be sold at their annual plant sale in May.
It's Tax Season! Mrs. Sass' Seniors in Banking & Personal Finance are practicing filling out the IRS Form 1040 today in class!
April 10th come to the athletic complex for some completion followed by a dinner. Buying a ticket gets you a to-go dinner, a t-shirt, and entry into fun! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ye4iHdR5j5nv0AEaGbKzWKqwIyNfRm1M/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Hallowell's World History is learning about the Medici Murder during the Renaissance. They are looking at evidence to try and find out who killed Guliano de Medici.
Middle School Wrestling Tonight!
Today Katie Brenner was elected secretary of the FFA Northwest District. Congratulations, Katie!
Results from FFA Districts: The floriculture team of Molly Fitzpatrick, Lauren McMillen, & Leah Parker placed 3rd, the Nursery & Landscaping team of Rachel Allen, Drew Oberreuter, Emily Sorensen, & Ethan Reed placed 2nd. Lauren McMillen and Ethan Reed placed 2nd as individually.
Yesterday, the high school student council hosted an activity night. The students could play volleyball, yard games, or participate in a cornhole tournament. Good job student council!
Good Luck to the Jazz Choir!
Check out these cool projects done by the kids in Mr. Wimmer's Ag Mechanics class! Adam Mitchell made a firepit for himself. Ryan Allen made a sign for his Mom. Noah Oberreuter is working on fixing a chain for the feeder wagon on their farm.
Five Rams attended the District Individual Speech Contest on Saturday, February 27th with five other schools. Here are the events and the ratings that they received: Grayce Hanke (freshman - 1st year): Improv - I Annamarie Mallory (sophomore - 1st year): Improv - II Lizzy Hamann (freshman - 1st year): Prose - II Will Forbes (junior - 2nd year): Radio News Announcing - I Cadence Koenigs (junior - 3rd year): Radio News Announcing - I Grayce, Will, and Cadence will be attending State on Saturday, March 13th. The location is still TBD!
Here is a Still Life Skull drawing by Jade Beeson. Great job, Jade!
This week Miss Low’s 8th grade careers class had the opportunity to zoom with and gain knowledge from two individuals from different career clusters. Curtis Sturgill from Morton Building in Onawa talked about the education and training he has. He discussed his occupation description and the opportunities available at Morton Building. Curtis gave some great advice about staying involved in high school and in your community when you grow up. Alex Flanigan, RN/NP from Unity Point and former MVAO graduate zoomed with the 8th grade class to share about her career in the NICU. Alex shared about her education and the different requirements to become a RN/NP. She reminded our students that hard work and perseverance is a huge part in achieving your dreams! Thank you to both of these individuals for taking time out of your busy day to answer the questions of our students!
Congratulations to Senior Camric Hamann. Camric has been awarded the National Merit Scholarship. He plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall. Good Luck!